Thursday, March 3, 2011
Newest Addition to Our Farm ~ 5 Barred Rocks and 1 Tetratint
The barred rocks are straight run, so we are taking our chances at a few more roosters. The lady at the store showed us a way to hold them up, and if they are calm, chances are that it's a female. If it goes crazy, it might be a rooster (an elderly man told her this). Three were calm and 2 flung their feet around. Hmmm. We'll see what we end up with, and see if the elderly man has an old-age secret on sexing chickens. The white one is called a tetratint. I have no idea if I am spelling it correctly, but she will lay a light brown egg. I believe she is a hybrid.
The kids are already working on a name for the tetratint. She is very loud, active and funny to watch.